04 Jul 2018

Don’t Let Trump Be The Only One Seen Hugging An American Flag This Fourth Of July

Fewer Americans than ever are willing to express their unrequited devotion to the United States, and yet, on Independence Day, that is exactly what we as Americans must do. We cannot let President Donald Trump be the only one who bear hugs Old Glory. If we let him be the

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Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. Photo by New America on Flickr.
03 Jul 2018

Establishment Democrats Rely On Identity Politics To Ignore How Socialism Is Energizing Voters

After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, liberal pundits argue a generational and demographic—but not political— shift is occurring among Democrats.

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Billie Winner-Davis, the mother of Reality Winner, speaks with Shadowproof after Reality pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act on June 26.
29 Jun 2018

Mother Of NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner: I Didn’t Want To See Her Plead Guilty To Violating Espionage Act

Kevin Gosztola spoke to NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, about her pleading guilty to violating the Espionage Act.

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Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org
26 Jun 2018

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Will Likely Be Sentenced To Five-Plus Years In Prison

Reality Winner formally pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act. Plea was part of agreement with U.S. government for 63-month prison sentence.

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24 Jun 2018

Interview With Matthew Hoh: Trump And Military Industrial-Complex

Matthew Hoh, a former Marine and diplomat from the State Department, who resigned in protest in 2009 over the Afghanistan War, joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week. Some of his insightful commentary can be found at MatthewHoh.com. During the interview, Hoh talks about how the United States government is

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21 Jun 2018

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Will Accept Plea Agreement

National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner, who was charged with violating the Espionage Act when she released an NSA report on alleged Russian hacking of voter registration systems, will accept a plea agreement. Winner is scheduled to formally change her plea to guilty on June 26 in a federal court

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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis. Photo by Secretary of Defense on Flickr.
18 Jun 2018

Group Of U.S. Elected Officials Renews Efforts To Challenge Pentagon As War Intensifies In Yemen

While a U.S.-backed Saudi coalition bombs a critical port in Yemen, senators demand the Pentagon end secrecy around the scope of involvement by U.S. forces.

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13 Jun 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Bullshit Anthem’ By Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito is a Grammy Award-winning musician who plays “blues music with a punk attitude from Oakland, California.”  He has an album, “Please Don’t Be Dead,” that will be released on June 15. One of the tracks on the album, “Bullshit Anthem,” is a protest song with a simple mantra

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Still image from White House video.
12 Jun 2018

Backlash To Trump-Kim Summit Is Motivated By Commitment To Projecting American Superpower

President Donald Trump’s talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have the potential to usher in an era of nonviolent coexistence. However, the political establishment, corporate media, and foreign policy think tanks are deeply upset that Trump offered to end United States military exercises early in the diplomatic talks

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The Wilson viaduct under Lake Shore Drive where homeless people were living until the city of Chicago evicted them. (Photo: Kevin Gosztola)
11 Jun 2018

As City Of Chicago Removes More Homeless, Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Evictions

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Chicago’s evictions of homeless people as officials destroy camps and fail to provide affordable housing.

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